ABOUT  New Songs Fest

Songwriters are at the heart of our arts community and this is where we begin to grow the next season of songwriters. New Songs is a four-day songwriting festival featuring three days of workshops, three evening concerts, multiple breakout and coaching sessions, studio space, a panel discussion with professional songwriters and a professional production on stage in front of a public audience.

New Songs Fest is hosted by Rita Hosking, with workshops by Keith Greeninger, Laurie Lewis, Ruthie Foster, Royal Wood, and more!

Included with your ticket:

  • VIP Songwriters Reception
  • One ticket to a concert each night of the festival
  • Three days of workshops with lunch provided by The Center
  • Three days of studio use
  • Coaching/Feedback Sessions
  • Songwriters Panel discussion
  • A performance on a professionally produced stage*

 

*Participants are encouraged but not required to perform a piece of work at the festival.

Evening Concerts for the public

Get your Early Bird tickets now!

The first 20 people to signup get this special price.

Don’t want to participate in the festival?

Enjoy the evening concerts: 

4/27 – Keith Greeninger [Get Tickets]

4/28 – Iris Dement  [Get Tickets]

4/29 – Ruthie Foster [Get Tickets]

4/30 – New Songs Stage Time [Get Tickets]

Songbird Pass 15% Off [Get Tickets]

New Songs Fest 2023 [Sign Up]

FULL SCHEDULE

Thursday 4/27/23
What
Location
4pm – 5:30pm
Participant Check In
Lobby
5:30pm – 7pm
Opening Reception
Opening Reception
8pm – 9:30pm
Keith Greeninger Performance
Main Stage
Friday 4/28/23
What
Location
10am – 11am
Workshop with Keith Greeninger
Studio 1
11am – 12pm
Breakout/Studio Time
Studios, OCS
12pm – 1pm
Lunch
Lobby
1pm – 2pm
Workshop with Rita Hosking
Studio 1
2pm – 3pm
Breakout/Studio Time
Studios, OCS
3pm – 4pm
Workshop with Laurie Lewis
Studio 1
4pm – 6pm
Breakout/Studio Time
Studios, OCS
8pm – 9:30pm
Iris Dement Concert
Main Stage
Saturday 4/29/23
What
Location
10am – 11am
Workshop with Rita Hosking
Main Stage
11am – 12pm
Breakout/Studio Time
Studios, OCS
12pm – 1pm
Lunch
Lobby
1pm – 2pm
Workshop with Laurie Lewis
Studio 1
2pm – 3pm
Breakout/Studio Time
Studios, OCS
3pm – 4pm
Workshop with Royal Wood
OCS
4pm – 6pm
Breakout/Studio Time
Studios, OCS
6pm – 7pm
Q&A with Ruthie Foster
Main Stage
8pm – 9:30pm
Ruthie Foster Concert
Main Stage
Sunday 4/30/23
What
Location
10am – 12pm
Coaching Sessions
Main Stage, OCS, Studios
12pm – 1pm
Lunch
Lobby
1pm – 2:30pm
Panel Discussion
Main Stage
2:30pm – 5pm
Breakout/Studio Time
Studios, OCS
5:30pm – 8:30pm
New Songs Stage Time
Main Stage, OCS

Festival Cancellation / Refund Policy

Due to limited attendance and availability, we cannot guarantee refunds for attendee cancellation requests.  Under no circumstances will we be responsible for refunds for airline, hotel, or car reservations. We reserve the right to change or cancel any speaker, instructor, performer or session without notice.